Friday, March 30, 2007

It's alive! ALLLIIIIVVVEEE! Bwah-ha-ha-ha!!!

Subject: Musings
The last time I got to drive my baby girl (my '06 Mustang convertible, for those that missed it) was back before Christmas; the last couple of sunny days before winter really took hold.

I cleaned her up, and put her away in my garage for the winter. And sometime in the middle of February, when it was really freakin' cold, the battery must have died.

A couple of weeks ago, to be sure, I got in and tried to start her up. It was so sad to have absolutely no response, but I kind of expected it. I was surprised to find that the interior still had that "new car smell", though. And just how much I missed sitting in that seat (even though I rented that similarly-appointed Shelby sister of hers when I visited the southwest).

So today, now that the snow has thawed and the recent rainstorms have washed away the salt on the roads (and the even-more-recent sunshine has dried up the mud on my street), I plugged in the battery charger, and just now, started her back up to life. Hooray!

These newfangled computer-controlled engines need to have proper procedures for re-establishing it's metrics -- the manual was pretty specific about the amount of time to let it idle, then do a few other things. And then, it says to drive it for a while. Which I couldn't quite do tonight, but I will tomorrow. Oh, absolutely tomorrow. I am very much looking forward to it! *grin*

I plan on hitting the "Noir" OST's while I'm doing it. I'll get into why a little later, but if you read the forum, you'll know the reason... Heh.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Salva Nos" and a fast car, eh? Sounds like a recipe for a ticket. :)